Habeas Corpus Definition and Legal Meaning

On this page, you'll find the legal definition and meaning of Habeas Corpus, written in plain English, along with examples of how it is used.

What is Habeas Corpus?

( n) Habeas Corpus is the Court order directing the law enforcement authorities to produce a prisoner supposed to be in custody of them, in the designated court , in person. The Latin word means ‘you have the body’ means the physical presence of the person before the court.